Dog Days of Summer

What was canine culture like in 18th-century America? Were people and pooches always best furry friends? Throughout Labor Day Weekend, come learn about memorable mutts, such as a British bulldog who chased after cannonballs at the Siege of Yorktown or General Charles Lee’s dogs who followed him to the battlefield. Pose for your own pet portrait, search for lost dogs in the galleries and make a historically-inspired dog button.

On Saturday, August 31st, enjoy special activities with your pup on our Plaza, featuring local organizations such as PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society), ACCT Philly, Philly's Pups for Independence, and DELCO DAWGS.

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